BillyBob pens second fishing book

BillyBob Watson has just released the second edition of Fishing Noosa, left.
BillyBob Watson has just released the second edition of Fishing Noosa, left. Contributed

In Noosa, Bill “BillyBob” Watson is something of a legend

When he started out kayak fishing more than 15 years ago, he was bit of a loner out there.

That’s not the case now. Indeed he has to venture out further and further into the deep blue yonder searching for fish and tranquillity.

His authentic experiences and love of fishing led BillyBob to publish the first edition of Fishing Noosa in December, 1996. All 5500 copies of the 24-page publication sold out and a second edition was always on its way.

But time waits for no fisherman and it wasn’t until this year that a broken big toe and a hernia operation gave him time to put together a second edition.

“This edition is giant strides away from the first publication,” BillyBob said

“It has 76 pages of A4-size, full colour, quality gloss print. It’s essentially a complete ‘where to go, what to do and how to do it’ fishing guide with information for both the novice and the experienced angler.”

A range of local experts such as Greg Lacey and Mark Pertot from Davo’s Bait and Tackle, Alex Pollet from Noosa Blue Water Charters, Clint Ruster from Fishing Offshore Noosa, and numerous local anglers are all part of the team that have made up this definitive book on fishing the area.

Inside you will find all of the freshwater species are covered, as are the saltwater estuary species.

The offshore section covers an impressive list of 28 different reef and pelagic fish. There are fantastic aerial photographs of Lake Macdonald, Borumba Dam, the lower estuary, the upper estuary, Noosa Heads and Laguna Bay.

There are also articles on gathering beach worms, pumping yabbies, using a cast net, useful knots, and recommended lures. Books are available from Caloundra to Gympie. 

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